University of Florida Hepatology

Clinical Trials

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Basic Research Labs

Angela Dolganiuc

Angela Dolganiuc, M.D, PhD

Research Interests

  • Cellular and molecular biology of innate immunity
  • Liver immunology and metabolism
  • Identification of the mechanism of fatty liver
  • Identification of novel biomarkers of fatty liver

Roniel Cabrera

Roniel Cabrera, M.D., M.S.

Research Interests

  • Natural history of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and impact of therapy
  • Biomarkers of HCC development
  • Immunoregulatory aspects of HCC

Chen Liu

Chen Liu, M.D., Ph.D.

Research Interests

  • Development of novel therapy in liver cancer and high potential metastatic tumors
  • Biomarkers discovery
  • Immunotherapy for liver cancer

Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI)


  • The GI/Hepatobiliary Clinical Research Unit (CRU) is highly regarded, attracting a wide range of clinical and translational investigators. This CRU comprises five thematically related groups focused on, or using techniques relevant to, problems in gastroenterology. These groups are: GI Cancer, Inflammation, Liver Disorders/Virology, Nutrition/Metabolism, and Clinical Investigation.


  • The active clinical research operations of the GI CRU make unique patient populations and tissues available to the research community.
    Resources available to investigators include consultative expertise, clinical coordinators, regulatory personnel, and complete research staffing.